The Walking Dead on AMC is doing great. If you're like me, then you've been loving the show, even if it does take some liberties from the original source material. Hopefully if you're reading this, you've at least watched the first episode of this season.
The first episode leaves us off with Shane, Rick, and Carl in the woods searching for Carol's daughter, Sophia, who had a bit of a scare during a group of roamers walked through their camp on the highway, and she got lost running away from a couple of walkers. Shane, Rick, and Carl see a buck, and Carl slowly approaches it. The buck gets shot and apparently, so does Carl. Fade to black!
Episode two aired last night, and it was pretty awesome. Beware, what you're about to read is filled with spoilers from last night's episode, so if you haven't seen the episode and don't want it ruined for you, stop reading now.== TEASER ==
Episode two starts off with a flashback scene of Lori talking to a friend. Shane pulls up and tells Lori that Rick was shot (Ep: 101). Lori tells Carl what happened. Cut to the current time line, Carl is shot, right in front of Shane and Rick. Otis comes out and claims it was an accident. Rick rushes Carl to a farm house down the road (sound familiar?). They are greeted by Hershel, who is a physician or sorts (Veterinarian). Hershel's family helps Carl as much as they can, but Carl needs a blood transfusion. Luckily, Rick is the same blood type.
Meanwhile, Lori, Glenn, Andrea, Daryl, and Carol continue looking for Sophia (Carol's daughter). Dale and T-Dog pretend to work on the RV, which is fixed. Dale keeps the group thinking it's broken so that they won't leave without everyone. However, T-Dog's cut on his arm is becoming infected and his decision making abilities are become harsh and cold as he tells Dale they should leave without everyone.
Back at the farm, even though Rick has been giving Carl his blood, Carl still isn't getting better. Hershel needs to do some surgery, but they don't have to proper tools to do so. There is a school down the road with a FEMA trailer that has the tools they need. Shane and Otis decide they will head there.
Back in the woods, Andrea is attacked by a roamer, and is saved by Hershel's daughter, riding a horse. The daughter picks up Lori and takes her back to the farmhouse where she finds out Hershel is a veterinarian, not an actual doctor.
The rest of the group makes is back to Dale and T-Dog at the RV, and Daryl has antibiotics and pain killers for T-Dog, along with a whole bunch of other drugs.
Shane and Otis make their way to the school and find it's packed with roamers. They grab the roamers attention by tossing road flares from a cop car away from the trailer they need to head into. Shane and Otis grab what they need, but as they leave, the roamers know they're there and the chase is on. Shane and Otis end up trapped inside the school as Carl slowly comes closer and closer to death.
There's a few cool moments in this episode if you're a fan of the comic book series. Once again, this show is back on track with following the book pretty darn well: Carl getting shot, the farm house, Otis and Hershel.
It's not a bad thing that the show diverged from the book, but it's cool to see specific moments from early on in the comic book series on television. Every time I saw that farmhouse in the background (way off in the background, and you see it maybe twice), I got shivers down my spine.
Coolest moment of the episode, by far, is the ending with Otis and Shane being chased by all the roamers. This episode isn't action packed, and it's more dialogue than anything else, so a nice climax featuring the undead is a cool way to finish off the episode.
Because this season is following the comic series a bit more, does that mean we'll get to see what's in the barn soon? Does that also mean the group will get to the prison? What do you guys think will happen?